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NASA flying first zero-gravity 3D printer into space

Printers in space! Astronauts on the space station may not have to wait for the next resupply mission if they can print out needed parts right onboard.

By September 3, 2014


'Rush': It's really very good.

Ron Howard has made a movie about men who drive around in circles accessible for everyone, not just race fans. Good on him.

By September 21, 2013


FTC edges towards Google antitrust case, sources say

Google could be under scrutiny for allegedly promoting its own services over competitors' in search rankings.

By October 14, 2012


Google acquiring Motorola next week, Android staying free

Google has been given the green light to swallow up Motorola, so expect the two to become one next week.

By May 20, 2012


Road Trip Pic of the Day, 6/6: What is this?

If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.

By June 6, 2011


Google gets go-ahead to buy, sell energy

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's order paves the way for Google to become a major energy player.

By February 19, 2010


'Google Energy' subsidiary considers clean power

Google creates energy subsidiary and submits a request to buy and sell electricity. It's part of Google's goal to use large amounts of renewable energy to offset its carbon footprint.

By January 6, 2010


WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for this week

Rounding up the WiiWare and Virtual Console releases for the week of 1/26/2009.

By January 26, 2009


Google's troubling YouTube ad experiments

Some of Google's experiments on YouTube are now visible to all. They do not inspire confidence.

By August 6, 2008


"North Country" trailer

When Josey Aimes (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region -- the iron mines. It's an industry long dominated by men, in a place unaccustomed to change. Encouraged by her old friend Glory (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand), one of the few female miners in town, Josey joins the ranks of those laboring to blast ore from rock in the gaping quarries. She is prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging. When Josey speaks out against the treatment she and her fellow workers face she is met with resistance -- not only from those in power but from a community that doesn?t want to hear the truth, her disapproving parents and many of her own colleagues who fear she is only making things worse. In time, even her friendship with Glory will be tested, her already difficult connection with her father, a lifelong miner, will be pushed to its limit and elements of her personal life exposed to scrutiny. The fallout from Josey's battle to make a better future for herself and her children will affect every aspect of her life, including her relationship with her young daughter and her sensitive teenage son, who must first cope with the embarrassment of his mother's sudden notoriety and then face harsh details of her past she was hoping he would never have to know. Through these struggles Josey will find the courage to stand up for what she believes in -- even if that means standing alone. Inspired by a true story, North Country follows Josey's journey on a road that will take her farther than she ever imagined, ultimately inspiring countless others, and leading to the nation's first-ever class action lawsuit for sexual harassment. Directed by Niki Caro. Also starring Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson.

May 22, 2008